Why Tarifa

Reaching out into the sea, the southernmost point in Europe and the closest point to Africa, Tarifa is one of the coastal towns with great tourist renown, having become an authentic Mecca for windsurfers. The area has numerous prehistoric remains, including Phoenician, on the Island of “Las Palomas” and also ruins from the Roman period, with the archaeologically important town of “Baelo Claudia”, considered to be the most important find in the province. Called Al-Yazirat Tarif (Tarif Island) by the Muslims, this was an important strategic point as a frontier zone, a stronghold against pirate forays and a military site opposite the English occupied Gibraltar.

Beyond beaches “Playa Chica”, “Los Lances”, “Valdevaqueros” and “Punta Paloma”, is “Bolonia Beach”, a wild, huge dune where one can be close to nature. Further along the route, “El Cañuelo” is a beach with natural surroundings, and spectacular vegetation which can be reached from the “Camarinal Lighthouse”. “Los Alemanes” beach stretches from the “La Plata Cape” to “Gracia Cape”. Finally “Atlan terra” is the continuation of “Zahara de los Atunes”, a total of 38 kilometros of fine sands and crystal clear waters, making Tarifa a truly unique and beautiful place.

The borough extends across four different protected natural areas: the “Los Alcornocales” Natural Park, “El Estrecho” Natural Park, the “Los Lances” Beach Beauty Spot –an area where many birds congregate awaiting the opportunity to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, and the Natural Monument of the Bolonia Dune, which is more than 30 metres high and situated on the “Punta Camarinal isthmus”. These are sights not to be missed and all situated on the southern Atlantic coast of Cadiz. vegetation which can be reached from the “Camarinal Lighthouse”. “Los Alemanes” beach stretches from the “La Plata Cape” to “Gracia Cape”. Finally “Atlanterra” is the continuation of “Zahara de los Atunes”, a total of 38 kilometers of fine sands and crystal clear waters, making Tarifa a truly unique and beautiful place. The borough extends across four different protected natural areas: the “Los Alcornocales” Natural Park, “El Estrecho” Natural Park, the “Los Lances” Beach Beauty Spot –an area where many birds congregate awaiting the opportunity to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, and the Natural Monument of the Bolonia Dune, which is more than 30 metres high and situated on the “Punta Camarinal isthmus”. These are sights not to be missed and all situated on the southern Atlantic coast of Cadiz.

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